Almond crescents

Almond crescents

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-45+
300 g 
ground almonds
2  
egg whites
80 g 
sugar
1½ tsp 
vanilla sugar
½ tsp 
salt
20 ml 
water
5 drops 
almond extract
1  
orange (zest)
50 g 
confectioner's sugar
confectioner's sugar for dusting
Metric
Imperial
  • 300 g ground almonds
  • 2  egg whites
  • 80 g sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 20 ml water
  • 5 drops almond extract
  • 1  orange (zest)
  • 50 g confectioner's sugar
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting

Utensils

  • saucepan
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • fine sieve
  • 2 large bowls
  • plastic wrap
  • fine grater
  • parchment paper
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • wire rack
  • rubber spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
52
Protein
2g
Fat
4g
Carb
3g

Step 1/5

Beat egg whites with hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • 2 egg whites
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters

Beat egg whites with hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

Step 2/5

Add sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, water, and almond extract to saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Add orange zest and stir in.
  • 80 sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 20 ml water
  • 5 drops almond extract
  • 1 orange
  • saucepan
  • fine grater
  • rubber spatula

Add sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, water, and almond extract to saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Add orange zest and stir in.

Step 3/5

Remove sugar mix from heat and add to large bowl with ground almonds. Once combined, add egg white and fold to combine. Add confectioner’s sugar bit by bit, until a dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge for approx. 2 hrs.
  • 300 ground almonds
  • 50 confectioner's sugar
  • plastic wrap
  • large bowl

Remove sugar mix from heat and add to large bowl with ground almonds. Once combined, add egg white and fold to combine. Add confectioner’s sugar bit by bit, until a dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge for approx. 2 hrs.

Step 4/5

Pre-heat oven to 150°C/300°F. Remove dough from fridge and form into crescent shapes. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in oven for approx. 15 - 20 min. before removing and setting aside to cool on a wire rack.
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • parchment paper
  • wire rack

Pre-heat oven to 150°C/300°F. Remove dough from fridge and form into crescent shapes. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in oven for approx. 15 - 20 min. before removing and setting aside to cool on a wire rack.

Step 5/5

When crescents are cool, roll in confectioner’s sugar to coat. Enjoy!
  • confectioner’s sugar for dusting
  • fine sieve

When crescents are cool, roll in confectioner’s sugar to coat. Enjoy!